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800 E 4th St S
Newton, IA 50208

641-792-5797

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Mr. Michael Dale - Principal

Get to Know NHS Principal, Michael Dale...

Greetings fellow Cardinals!

I am humbled and excited to serve as Principal of Newton High School.  Here at NHS, we take great pride in providing our students with the opportunities to grow Academically, Socially, Athletically, and Artistically.  Students at Newton High School will be provided the opportunity to find their passions and to develop the skills and acquire the knowledge to be successful for life beyond high school.  Thank you for choosing Newton High School, Go Cards!

Educational Background

  • University of Iowa - Ed.D Educational Leadership & Policy Studies (anticipated
  • University of Northern Iowa - ASC Principalship 
  • University of Northern Iowa - MAE Educational Psychology 
  • Drake University - BS Secondary Education

Work History

  • 2024 - Present:  Principal, Newton Senior High School
  • 2020 - 2024: Associate Principal, Marshalltown High School 
  • 2017 - 2020: Middle School Principal & Activities Director (7-12), Nodaway Valley Community School  
  • 2015 - 2017: At-Risk/Alternative Education Teacher/Coach, Ankeny Community School  
  • 2008 - 2015: Science Teacher/Coach,  Des Moines Roosevelt High School


Michael Dale
- Principal
Administration

  DaleM@newtoncsd.org

  641-792-5797

  Newton High School

Mr. Jim Beerends - Assistant Principal

Educational Background

  • Northwest Missouri State University, BS in Instrumental Music Education
  • University of Central Missouri, MA in Secondary School Administration

Work History

  • 2022 - Present:  Assistant Principal, Newton Senior High School
  • 2020 - 2022:  Part-Time Associate Principal, Newton Senior High School
  • 2012 - 2022:  Director of Bands, Newton Senior High School
  • 2001 - 2012:  Director of Bands, Pleasant Hill, MO
James Beerends

James Beerends
- Assistant Principal
Administration

  BeerendsJ@newtoncsd.org

  641-792-5797

  Newton High School

Ms. Laura Sherratt - Assistant Principal

Get to Know Laura Sherratt...

I had the privilege to build and implement the I-Launch program at NHS and facilitate student learning for that program for 10 years. I am excited to bring the skills I have developed over the years in my role as Assistant Principal. I am committed to fostering a safe, inclusive, and inspiring learning environment where every student can thrive. I look forward to working collaboratively with students, parents, and staff to ensure a successful and enriching academic journey for all.

Educational Background

  • University of Northern Iowa, BA in Physical Education Teaching/Coaching
  • University of Northern Iowa, MA in Physical Education Teaching/Coaching
  • University of Northern Iowa, MAE in Principalship 

Work History

    • 2023 - Present: Assistant Principal, Newton Senior High School 
    • 2022 - 2023: Dean of Students, Newton Senior High School
    • 2012 - 2022: At-Risk Program, Newton Senior High School
    Laura Sherratt

    Laura Sherratt
    - Assistant Principal
    Administration

      SherrattL@newtoncsd.org

      641-792-5797

      Newton High School

    Newton By The Numbers

    90

    Displays of public art & sculpture

    11

    Square miles of city

    1

    Nascar track

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